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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > Artist Accused Green Day of Copyright Infringement

Artist Accused Green Day of Copyright Infringement

Artist Accused Green Day of Copyright Infringement

Added: Thursday, April 1st, 2010
Category: Recent Headlines Involving File Sharing > Ridiculous Criminal Trials
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Punk rock band Green Day was growing up pretty well the recent years, but apparently not in all areas. It seems like the band is still unfamiliar to the copyright law. LA-based illustrator and artist Dereck Seltzer filed a lawsuit accusing Billie Joe Armstrong and group of misappropriating his original cartoon-like portrait "Scream Icon", thus infringing on his copyright. The artist also claimed the band widely used his artwork during recent concerts, on their videos and also in the web, presenting it as a part of a backdrop for the stars, despite he never gave them a permission to do that (probably because they’ve never asked for it).


Seltzer's lawsuit charges violation of the Lanham Trademark Act, which is a trademark infringement basically, as well as unfair competition and damage to his business. As far as it is known from his representatives, Dereck Seltzer is asking for 30 to 150 thousand dollars as a damage contribution for copyright infringement.

Todd Bonder, Seltzer's lawyer, said in his statement that he has previously made several attempts in order to settle the problem with the band. Seltzer himself said he remembered to first see his own artwork on TV – it was used as the stage backdrop during Green Day concert. He was just astonished that the band chose his copyrighted artwork to use in all their promos and concert. It could a good thing if they tried to ask the permission at least. The picture was slightly changed – they added the cross, but that didn’t make the artwork unrecognizable. Even after Seltzer complained to Green Day, they just offered him free concert tickets in settlement and continued to use “Scream Icon". Finally, he has no other choice left but to bring the issue to the court.

Responding to the statement, Don Passman, the Green Day's attorney, stated that the band has received the work from a reputable company and was completely unaware of any possibility of copyright infringement.

Successful “American Idiot” from Green Day (that’s where they used the picture) is now facing the opportunity to head to the silver screen. The director is claimed to be Tom Hanks, who is currently pursuing the film rights and is considering to talk to Julia Roberts for offering her the female lead. Next month “American Idiot” is also going to make its debut on Broadway as a musical.

April 1st, 2010

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Date:  Thursday, April 1st, 2010

Comments (4) (please add your comment »)

posted by Blocked (2010-04-01 17:37:15)
iamezaz avatarAccusations are bullshit he is not been proven yet of any infringing anything 8 )

posted by Supermanimmortal (2010-04-01 18:47:52)
Big_A_Little_A avatarThe usual,big men stealing from the little men,and pleading ignorance,now if that had been the other way round it would be all done and dusted with the little men being fined a huge amount of dollars and hearing directly to jail.

many thanks for the article SaM

posted by (2010-04-01 20:53:35)
4JIMi2sTEXAS0 avatarmoney talks, bullshyt walks !!

posted by (2010-04-03 05:21:00)
Bustakap avatarReally, a movie (!?); or was that last part a joke. I sincerely hope it was a joke...(!?)

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